2021-2029 Housing Element


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Oceanside
Document Title
2021-2029 Housing Element
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Multiple land use designations and zones throughout the City of Oceanside
Document Description
For the 2021-2029 housing cycle, San Diego County has been assigned a Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) of 171,685 housing units with the City receiving an allocation of 5,443 units at four income levels (Very Low, Low, Moderate, and Above Moderate). While current zoning within the City’s major commercial corridors allows for mixed-use development with residential densities up to 29 dwelling units per acre, the HEU includes an action plan to promote new goals and policies and housing programs to spur infill and redevelopment in these areas. Through implementation of the housing programs, potential housing sites were identified in the Sites Inventory to show the City’s ability to accommodate its RHNA allocation. Specifically, the HEU identifies that there are sufficient housing sites to accommodate its share of affordable housing through its inventory of potential housing sites located within smart growth opportunity areas which are transit-oriented, walkable, and served by adequate infrastructure. The housing sites have been identified as part of the City’s coordinated planning actions underway for the comprehensive update of the City’s General Plan, and creation of the Smart and Sustainable Corridors Specific Plan that envisions future residential growth along the major commercial corridors such as Mission Avenue, Oceanside Boulevard, and Coast Highway. The HEU demonstrates that through implementation of the housing programs there will be sufficient housing sites to accommodate the City’s fair share of affordable housing especially along commercial corridors and infill sites where there are no infrastructure deficiencies. These sites will allow residential densities of at least 35 dwelling units per acre. Affordable housing development in these target areas will be enhanced through the City’s expedited processing of lot mergers and development applications. Consolidation of adjacent parcels to create unified development sites is a simple administrative review process done concurrently with application review.

Contact Information

Lori Spar
Agency Name
RECON Environmental, Inc.
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Robert Dmohowski
Agency Name
City of Oceanside
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Cross Streets
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
I-5, SR-78, SR-76
Sprinter, Coaster, Amtrack
San Luis Rey River, Loma Alta Creek, Buena Vista Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (General Plan Update-Housing Element)
Local Actions
General Plan Update, Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wildfire


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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